The Surrender

Beyond the waste of time
and money and blood
something else had been lost.
For the first time, it became
abundantly clear: there was an
insurmountable division
between the humans
and their keepers.

The failed revolution
had succeeded very well
in one area only.
Humans now saw clearly:
the gulf between themselves
and their heartless rulers
would never be bridged;
many aspects of daily life
had become unavailable
or, at best, unmanageable.

The humans had become
second-class citizens. Perhaps
they had always been so,
but for the first time ever
they had accepted their status
and their future was clear.

RDP Thursday — Fissure


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